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Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
leader. george w. bush and jimmy carter also attended. despite the rain they sang and cheered along through the whole program. ♪ >> three of mandela's 18 grandchildren were greeted with cheers as they stepped to the podium to speak for the mandela family. >> tower over the world like a comet, leaving streaks of light for us to follow. we salute you, mandiba. >> the giant tree has fallen, scattering bright leaves, each indicating messages of peace and love and reconciliation. >> of the wind, of the land, where black and white and rich and poor and men and women and children must live side by side dreaming the same dream, realizing that we salute you. >> president obama got quite the warm welcome. he also greeted the mandela family before he paid tribute to the man he praised as a giant of history. >> over 30 years ago, while still a student, i learned of nelson mandela and the struggles taking place in this beautiful land. and it stirred something in me. it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
george w. bush, his wife laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. the only living president not able to attend george h.w. bush, at 89 can no longer travel such a long distance. it will be held in soweto where nelson mandela made his final public appearance in 2010. ron, you have half of the world's leaders gathering, that stadium seats 95,000. it is an open air and presented significant challenges security wise. >> reporter: yes, there's perhaps not been an event like this ever, dare i say, the most comparable is the funeral of pope john paul ii in 2005 where there was 3 million people and 75 or 80 world leaders who attended. this is going to be an amazing day tomorrow. there's a lot of anticipation already. behind me you can hear people in the streets here still singing and dancing and sell bragt the life of nelson mandela. this has gone on constantly since his death was announced thursday night. they are already starting to shut large parts of this community down. i think that's basically the sec
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